"Welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring!"
When Count Dracula welcomes Jonathan Harker into his ancient castle, perched amid Transylvania's Carpathian Mountains, the young solicitor is plunged into a nightmare that will test his mettle and his sanity. Dracula--as Harker, his fiancée Mina Murray, Lucy Westenra, her suitors, and Dr. Abraham Van Helsing will soon learn--is a dangerous and powerful vampire who has lived for centuries and possesses abilities no mortal can claim. Bent on creating legions of Un-Dead followers in teeming 1890s London, Dracula must be stopped--but how? Bram Stoker's DRACULA--told from multiple perspectives in a series of journal entries, letters, and communiqués, and first published in 1897--established an entire genre of fiction, and with its brooding sense of dread, blood-curdling suspense, and edge-of-your-seat action, formed the template for countless homages, reinterpretations, and adaptations. This unabridged edition includes numerous maps and historical illustrations.